I actually spent time screen shoting Jamie doing his flip
I will never, ever, ever understand people who think being white is something to be proud of. Like you, I understand taking an interest in your heritage, but “white” is not a heritage. The assertion that it is a heritage unto itself (and not one’s actual heritage, like being of German or Swedish or French descent) is something that won’t ever compute for me.
And I say that as a white woman in America. I understand that I have privilege. It took me a while to get it— I was never racist but there were (and I’m sure still are) things I didn’t understand about being a person of color in the US. It took education to recognize the reality of my life experience versus that of a person of color. Now I see it, recognize it, more and more. It’s there. It’s gross. It’s a systemic problem in our society, and it is not about how one person treats another in one situation.
Anyway, I found this graphic and I thought it might be helpful in your conversations with people who don’t understand the difference between racism and prejudice (and, y’know, people just being assholes).
I want to be Neil’s biographer…
DONT BE AFRAID TO MOVE ON IF THE PERSON YOU LIKE DOESNT LIKE YOU BACK. GRAB A BOTTLE OF FRUIT PUNCH AND BAG OF DORITOS AND LIVE YOUR LIFE!!!
“You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.”
— Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
This is the perfect picture to show anyone that’s afraid of recovery because of weight gain. Honestly, look at Demi.
She gained weight and recovered, so what?
She’s glowing, she looks feminine, she looks 1000x more confident and she just looks more… alive.
Recovery is worth it.
She looks alive.
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